The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UMass Amherst is a public and Boston College is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,706) than UMass Amherst ($36,964).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than UMass Amherst.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than UMass Amherst (1,355).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (31) than UMass Amherst (31).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 32,045 students while Boston College has 15,577 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,452 faculties while Boston College has 882 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Boston College.
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UMass Amherstvs.Boston College
Amherst, MassachusettsLocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,964
Tuition & Fees$61,706
80% ($9,734)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)46% ($44,727)
$9,734Average Amount of Financial Aid$44,727
57.58 %Acceptance Rates32.41 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.15 %
1,355SAT Score1,475
31ACT Score34
84 %Graduation Rate91 %
-Transfer-out Rate6 %
91 %Retention Rate95 %
32,045Student Population15,577
1,452Number of Faculties882
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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